Position Summary

Do you want to be part of a high-powered investment team working collaboratively across global markets in support of energy transition investments and other sustainability focused investments? Do you want to work for one of the largest and most influential global investors to make positive impacts while securing the retirement needs of public-school teachers? If so, the position we’re currently seeking to fill could be exactly what you’re searching for!

The Sustainable Investment & Stewardship Strategies (SISS) unit of the CalSTRS Investment Branch is seeking an experienced investment professional to join the investments team with a primary focus on investments that support the energy transition and other sustainability focused investments. This position will lead several workstreams through the investment process such as due diligence and evaluation of investment opportunities, conducting financial model analyses, structuring legal transaction documentation, and preparing investment recommendation memoranda and presentations. This position will perform a wide range of complex duties requiring a high degree of independence and discretionary judgement and will support the SISS Director and Portfolio Managers in the build-out of the portfolio.


Department Information

The California State Teachers’ Retirement System (CalSTRS) is the largest educator-only pension fund in the world. CalSTRS proudly provides retirement, disability and survivor benefits to California’s 1,002,049 public school educators and their families.

The Investments Branch manages a portfolio that is broadly diversified into seven asset categories with assets totaling approximately $311.1 billion as of April 30, 2023. In 2022, the CalSTRS Investments Branch was named one of the Best Places to Work in Money Management by the Pensions & Investments magazine for the eighth time since 2013.

CalSTRS is committed to setting best practice precedents, implementing innovative diversity and inclusion principles, motivating positive change, and advancing the world’s investment markets. We do this by establishing collaborative relationships across a vast network of investment managers, portfolio companies and industry associations in order to maximize returns and leverage opportunities for positive change.

We encourage you to join our world-class financial services institution and state agency. Our headquarters and member service centers located across the state feature sustainable construction, plenty of natural lighting and functionally-designed workspaces. At our LEED Platinum headquarters in West Sacramento, enjoy the full-service cafe, free onsite fitness center, bicycle library and walks along the Sacramento River. In addition to state-of-the-art amenities, we offer thriving wellness and sustainability programs, an award-winning employee recognition program, ongoing learning and development opportunities and our employees continue to support an inclusive environment.